How to Make the Best Coffee Pudding

Are you looking for a deliciously fresh dessert that you can prepare just a few hours before serving? Coffee pudding is perfect to end a lunch with friends or even as a tasty afternoon snack.

Ingredients for 4 servings

200g cocoa biscuits
30g chopped hazelnuts
30g melted butter
350ml milk
Coffee, to taste
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
100g sugar
40g corn starch
A leaf of mint per cup
A raspberry per cup

Preparation steps

This is an egg-free pudding, ideal for those who are intolerant to this animal protein or for those who like eating light. This recipe can be made even tastier and crispier if you add a biscuit base.

Prepare 200ml of coffee with a traditional Moka pot. In the meantime, dissolve the corn starch and cocoa powder in a small portion of milk until there are no lumps. Pour the remaining milk into a small saucepan, then add the coffee and the mixture you have just prepared. Place on the stove and add the sugar, stirring and keeping the flame low for a couple of minutes, until the liquid begins to thicken.
Now pour into slightly dampened moulds. Wait until it cools down to room temperature, then place the moulds in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
Meanwhile, you can prepare the crunchy base: use a mixer to grind the biscuits into a powder. Add the hazelnuts and transfer the mixture to a bowl. Add the melted butter and stir until perfectly smooth.
Roll it out on a sheet of baking paper and make some rings with a pastry ring. The diameter of the latter must be greater than that of the moulds previously used for the pudding. Lay the discs on a tray covered with baking paper and place them to chill in the fridge.
Before serving the pudding, place a wafer on the bottom of each cup and the pudding on top.

The round, enveloping flavour of the most popular drink of Italians contrasts perfectly with the crunchy base. For an even more special effect, decorate each cup with a mint leaf and a raspberry.

If you want to prepare a richer version, you can use chopped hazelnuts, or dark chocolate chips, adding these ingredients to the biscuit. Another version includes a dollop of whipped cream or small meringues. However you serve it, this dessert will be a real winner with all your guests, even those who are most difficult to please. During a hot summer day, it will provide fresh moments of pleasure at the end of a meal and may even be served as an alternative to the classic espresso.

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